WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with Eisai Co., Ltd., the Eisai USA Foundation, the charitable arm of Eisai Inc., announced today that it will be making a donation of $100,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund as well as a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross in an effort to help provide relief to the many areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
"The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy has affected so many people throughout the East Coast, including many of our employees and their relatives, friends and neighbors," said Lonnel Coats, President and CEO of Eisai Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. "We hope these donations will support efforts to help ease the burden and suffering for those whose lives have been disrupted in very challenging ways."
Eisai USA Foundation Inc.
The Eisai USA Foundation Inc. was established in 2008 as part of Eisai's commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen and contribute to the good of the society in which it does business. The Foundation focuses its charitable giving in four areas: health-related initiatives for patients and caregivers, disaster relief efforts, innovation in medical and pharmaceutical sciences, and community activities in the areas where Eisai's U.S. employees live and work.
Eisai Inc. was established in 1995 and began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997. Since that time, Eisai Inc. has rapidly grown to become a fully integrated pharmaceutical business. Eisai's key areas of commercial focus are neurology and oncology. The company serves as the U.S. pharmaceutical operation of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world.
Eisai has a global product creation organization that includes U.S.-based R&D facilities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, as well as manufacturing facilities in Maryland and North Carolina. The company's areas of R&D focus include neuroscience; oncology; vascular, inflammatory and immunological reaction; and antibody-based programs. For more information about Eisai, please visit www.eisai.com/US.
Eisai Co., Ltd.
Eisai Co., Ltd. is a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Through a global network of research facilities, manufacturing sites and marketing subsidiaries, Eisai actively participates in all aspects of the worldwide healthcare system.
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